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MSU women get first SEC victory for Schaefer

Posted 1/28/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kendra Grant provided the perfect exclamation point Sunday afternoon. Down to its final possession in its best half this season, Grant cradled the ball on the left wing and eyed the rim. Once a perimeter threat who hesitated to leave the familiar territory of the 3-point arc, Grant didn't think twice, moving toward the baseline against Tia Faleru with a purpose. She absorbed contact as she skirted the tightrope and muscled up for a layup that delivered the final punctuation.

 

 

Former New Hope standout Harris hired at EMCC

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA --Garrett Harris, a former standout pitcher for New Hope High School and the University of South Alabama, has been hired as an assistant baseball coach at East Mississippi Community College, as announced this week by EMCC baseball coach Chris Rose. Harris' hiring has been approved by EMCC President Dr. Rick Young and EMCC Vice President/Director of Athletics Mickey Stokes.

 

 

MSU looks to learn lessons from latest loss

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If Thursday night served as a sneak preview of the blueprint Vic Schaefer plans to use to transform the Mississippi State University women's basketball team, it also provided a glimpse of the kind of players Schaefer wants to bring to Starkville.

 

 

No. 8 Florida blows out MSU

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Every member of the Mississippi State University men's basketball team found out Saturday night the University of Florida is everything it isn't this season.

 

 

Tennessee edges Alabama

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jarnell Stokes kept waiting to hear the whistle. When it never came, the University of Tennessee forward finally breathed a sigh of relief. Stokes' defense on Alabama guard Trevor Lacey in the final seconds Saturday preserved Tennessee's 54-53 victory against the University of Alabama. The Volunteers (10-8, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 10-point deficit and pulled ahead for good in the final minute, but their victory wasn't secure until the final horn.

 

 

Ole Miss hits free throws when needed to beat Auburn

Posted 1/26/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Mississippi men's basketball team had an awful night at the free-throw line until it mattered most. Marshall Henderson scored 15 points and made the game-winning foul shots with seven seconds remaining to lift No. 23 Ole Miss past Auburn University 63-61 on Saturday night.

 

 

Road no easier for weary Bulldogs

Posted 1/25/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After turning over the basketball a season-high 29 times against the University of Arkansas pressure defense, the reward for Mississippi State University is the run and jump press of the eighth-ranked University of Florida.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP ON HOLD: No. 16 Texas A&M rolls over outmanned MSU

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer's blueprint was in full effect.

 

 

Higher expectations: MSU baseball ranked No. 5 by Baseball America

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It has become a single destination approach for the Mississippi State University baseball program and head coach John Cohen knows it.

 

 

Ole Miss men eager to stay perfect

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi's Nick Williams knows what it's like to just miss the NCAA tournament. That's why the fifth-year senior isn't too giddy about the Rebels' current seven-game winning streak, including a 4-0 start in Southeastern Conference play and a national ranking for the first time since 2010.

 

 

Arkansas men run past MSU

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mike Anderson couldn't help but sit back and enjoy watching his University of Arkansas men's basketball team practice what he's been preaching for a season and a half.

 

 

Schaefer, Blair will be on opposite sidelines tonight

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

Here's the deal: Gary Blair will dip into his bag of 500 or so offensive plays tonight and challenge his opponent to react. Vic Schaefer will counter by trying to devise a defense that will confound, frustrate, and outhustle his opponent.

 

 

Cohen, Bulldogs ignoring preseason rankings, honors

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The expectations for the Mississippi State University baseball team continue to rise.

 

 

Bulldogs pick up commitment from two-sport star

Posted 1/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University got a interesting verbal commitment that as a right now doesn't fit into a normal projection box for most recruiting analysts.

 

 

MSU men's basketball remains on road at Arkansas

Posted 1/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Rick Ray has laid the goals out for his club as they approach another Southeastern Conference road trip.

 

 

Ole Miss ranked in polls; Henderson honored

Posted 1/22/2013 in College Sports

Monday was a good day for the University of Mississippi men's basketball team.

 

 

Ray wants Bulldogs to value basketball

Posted 1/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University's men's basketball coach Rick Ray has diagnosed his team's problem in its past two Southeastern Conference games: The Bulldogs haven't valued possession of the basketball.

 

 

Ole Miss beats Arkansas to go to 4-0 in SEC

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- First there was the terrible shooting touch and then a power outage plunged Tad Smith Coliseum into darkness. Ole Miss senior Murphy Holloway could have been frustrated, but instead he just laughed it off. Not much can faze these Rebels, and now they're off to their best start in Southeastern Conference play since the 1936-37 season.

 

 

Tennessee beats MSU for first SEC victory

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee men's basketball team finally gave Jordan McRae some help, and the Volunteers finally earned its first Southeastern Conference victory. Jarnell Stokes scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Saturday as Tennessee defeated Mississippi State University 72-57 to avoid starting 0-4 in SEC competition for the first time since 1993-94.

 

 

Lacey, Alabama edge Texas A&M

Posted 1/19/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Lacey scored 14 points and hit the game-winning jumper with nine seconds left as th University of Alabama men's basketball team overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to edge Texas A&M University 50-49 Saturday.

 

 

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